Social Media Screening for Intelligent Hiring

Social Media Background Checks in the Security Industry

Sterling Talent Solutions, our partner, conducted a recent survey that revealed that 89% of organizations run employment background checks. Yet just one-third of the employers surveyed are performing social media checks on their candidates. Like it or not, social media is here to stay, and more people have an online presence today than ever before. We… Read more »

TV Office characters who would fail social media background checks

A few months ago, our friends over at Sterling Talent Solutions wrote a blog post about movie characters and employment. They specifically focused on characters who should have undergone an employment background check. Remember Jack Black’s character in School of Rock? He was somehow able to get a job as a substitute teacher while impersonating… Read more »

Social Media Hiring Reports: What is considered Racist content?

Social Intelligence conducts thousands of social media background checks a month. During our search, we look for four types of red flag behavior: anything sexually explicit, racist and/or intolerant, illegal, or violent. We are often asked how exactly we determine that content falls under one of our red flags. In the coming weeks, we are… Read more »

Social Media Background Checks in the Energy Industry

“Social media is no longer cutting-edge; it is mainstream. For HR to overlook it today would be like ignoring e-mail 20 years ago.” – Jonathan A. Segal These days, social media is more pervasive than ever before, and its prevalence only continues to grow. If your company is running criminal background checks, they should consider… Read more »

FAQs from our Social Media & Employment Webinar

Last week we hosted a webcast on social media and employment. Our president, Bianca Lager, and our business development manager, Jonny Hawley, focused on the benefits and risks of using social media to vet potential employees. We received several questions towards the end that we just didn’t have time to get to. Here are a… Read more »

Social Media Background Checks in the Education Industry

Over the past decade, the rise of social media has changed the way that candidates in every industry are hired. Applicants in the education industry are expected to undergo some of the most stringent background checks. However, not all employers are taking advantage of the actionable information that can be revealed on potential employees’ social… Read more »

Join our upcoming webcast on social media and employment!

We are pleased to announce that our team is presenting an upcoming webcast on social media and employment. Social Intelligence president, Bianca Lager, and business development manager, Jonny Hawley, will host the hour-long presentation next week. “Social Media and Employment: Potent Benefits, Easily Avoided Risks” will begin at 1:00 PM ET on September 27th. Over… Read more »

20 types of red flag behavior found on social media background checks

Several months ago, we published a blog post featuring twenty different types of red flag social media behavior. We conduct thousands of social media reports a month, and during the process we discover a great deal of content that is sexually explicit, violent, illegal, and racist or intolerant. In fact, approximately 10% of our reports… Read more »

Social Media Background Checks in the Finance Industry

Over the past few weeks, we’ve taken a look at some specific industries where social media background checks are an especially good fit. We started this series by focusing on employees in the healthcare and law enforcement industries. It also makes sense to conduct social media hiring reports on employees in the highly-regulated finance industry…. Read more »